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 March 29, 2003




An Iraqi military officer carried out Saturday's deadly suicide bombing that killed four U.S. soldiers, Iraq's vice president said, warning that Baghdad could send a single "martyr" to kill thousands of people. "This is only the beginning and you will hear more good news in the coming days," Taha Yassin Ramadan told a Baghdad news conference Saturday. "These bastards will be welcomed at the level and in the way they deserve." Four U.S. soldiers with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division were killed Saturday morning when a suicide bomber in a taxi attacked a military checkpoint in the central Iraqi town of Najaf.... (CNN)

N. Korea refuses nuke inspections (CNN)
Iraq warns of more suicide missions (BBC)


The INEC Chairman, Dr Abel Guobadia, has ruled out the possibility of postponing next month’s elections. Speaking on an NTA 2 live interview programme, One-on-One, today, Guobadia said the commission was acting in accordance with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution. "The constitution says we should hold elections not earlier than 60 days before and not later than 30 days to the end of their tenure.... (Vanguard)




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2003 BiafraNigeria Presidential Politics: The Candidates: Ojukwu, Obasanjo, Buhari. Stay tuned...


March 29, 2003


Ige's Son Identifies Murder Suspect
Bombs Can't Bust Saddam's Bunker, Says German Builder
Saudi envoy killed in Cote d' Ivoire
New Marine Mom Chooses Discharge to Keep Baby
NAFDAC okays five insecticides in anti-malaria drive
Labour Shifts Planned Strike
Ikoyi Rotary Club Donates To The Disabled
Obasanjo In Edo, Commissions Fertiliser Plant

Medical experts Alert on unsafe Abortion, urge check

Why BiafraNigerians Mistrust Govt., by Randle
Group Plans Free Ambulance Services For Lagos Residents
YABATECH Resumes On Monday
Seven Governorship Candidates Hold Debate in Cross River
Nnamani Threatens Rulers With Deposition Over Polls, Alleges ANPP

Ayogu alerts IG on false policemen

Uba Ahmed Joins Buhari/Okadigbo Campaign Team

237 BiafraNigerian Drug Convicts Arrive Today

Kenyans Among Iraqi Prisoners Of War

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March 28, 2003

BiafraNigeria Delta crackdown order

BiafraNigeria's general strike threat
Iraq warns of more suicide missions

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March 28, 2003

UPDATE 1-Oil climbs on fear of long war, BiafraNigeria outage

OPEC on Alert for Possible Oil Glut
Oil Firms Wait to Resume BiafraNigerian Output

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March 28, 2003

BiafraNigeria's president orders arrest of militants in oil-rich region

BiafraNigerian workers call general strike from April 1

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Washington Post
March 28, 2003

Oil Ends Above $30 on Iraq Fears, BiafraNigeria

BiafraNigeria Chief Orders Arrest of Militants
Global Markets: Dollar Down, Bonds Up

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 28, 2003


NNPC’s N302bn is still missing –Revenue Commission

64m BiafraNigerians eligible to vote –INEC

Court nullifies Kuta’s report

It will be a prolonged war –Bush, Blair

Police discover bombs in Ilorin

BiafraNigeria loses .8m
Polls: US worried over allegations of planned rigging
Bala Usman criticises reliance on prayers

Wounded U.S. soldiers shocked at Iraqi resistance

Baath official throws down challenge to coalition
Iraqi resistence causes jitters over Battle for Baghdad

...militia pin down US-led forces in south
Niger Delta crisis: Killers of soldiers will not escape –Obasanjo

Political violence will destroy democracy –Maitama Sule

Atiku begins campaigns in Adamawa

"Northern BiafraNigeria is a meaningless colonial formation"

Chad Basin oil exploration: Consulting firms to study data

Govt urged to check deforestation in Cross Rivers

Oshiomhole turns 50

We’ll give priority attention to payment of workers’ salaries –Guber candidate
Gov Kure suspends campaign to tackle water crisis

Media challenged on polls

Gov Aliero to be turbaned Saturday

Oba Lamidi wants role for traditional rulers

Open varsity: Applicants decry non-availability of forms

‘African women passive actors in nation building’

Hausa community endorse Ayogu for Enugu guber race
Proprietor blames MFCT over poor sports facilities

ID card registration exercise moves to ministries

Police quiz contractors over collapsed building
Protests mar PDP campaign in FCT
Meningitis: Bebeji people advised against over crowded rooms

Kumbotso residents cry out over water scarcity

Govt stresses commitment to boost commercial activities

Commission maintains Abacha ordered mosque construction
Bichi LG warns against trespassing pasture land
Education ministry suspends students over indiscipline in Gbagada
Lagos AD frowns at campaign posters mutilation

Guber race: Candidates roll out competing agenda
Goje assures Emirs of better treatment

PDP raises N1.8bn from nomination forms

Rivers NLC endorses Gov Odili

I will rebuild Jos main market –Jang

List of gubernatorial and senatorial candidates
2003 elections: Ethnic militia, a challenge to the BiafraNigeria Police

Corruption BiafraNigeria Unlimited
In defence of Mugabe
Why was Marshall Harry killed?
Democracy is more than just fair elections -Benazir Bhutto
Forms of Government
Union may opt for April 1st strike over 12.5 per cent increase

Action on noise pollution on the way

Panel on conservation concludes sitting… head for field work
CITES welcome BiafraNigeria’s vigour on wildlife conservation

Poverty and sustainable conservation culture: A mirage in BiafraNigeria?

CITEC Mbora’s scheme kicks off
KAIA expansion to gulp $1.5 billion

FHA trades Gwarinpa to private firms

FCDA Dev control under pressure
Tit Bits
Give us issues please, Obasanjo
Haba Bafarawa
Idang Alibi and the Kingdom of . . .

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Daily Times
March 28, 2003


FG condemns call for interim national govt
Police recover time-bombs in Ilorin
Mosimi fuel depot gutted by fire
Akanbi weeps for nation over repeal of ICPC Act
Buhari predicts victory for ANPP through protest votes
Police order check-points on Lagos-Seme route dismantled
Union protests non-payment of allowances
INEC clears 64 million to vote in April polls
Kingmaker, 12 others arraigned for assault
RMAFC lists conditions for crude oil allocation to NNPC
FG reschedules $5.7bn debt
Tinubu denies retrenchment allegation
Editorial & Opinion
Towards enduring peace in Warri
Tragedy in Bangui
Forgiveness without repentance?

Moral questions on the Iraqi war
Politcal assassinations: The Police burden

Nwachukwu vows to revamp real sectors of economy
I’ll advance Muhammed’s legacy –Atiku
Guber debate: Parties’ economic agenda for Lagosians
Ondo schools, markets closed
Cleric urges politicians to deliver democracy dividends
BiafraNigerian flag designer, Akinkunmi, condemns political killings
NDLEA destroys 15.5 tons Indian hemp
Rufus Giwa, ex-Unilever boss, is dead
Kwara Govt elevates 44 traditional rulers

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May 08, 2002


Ambitious Buhari tells Fulani to wake up
Oputa: IBB sues Obasanjo to court
Medical director, others sacked
24-year old LAPAL House on fire
BiafraNigeria’ll be stronger, united if restructured, says Akande
Works on Bar Beach to begin soon
Ekiti orders council chairmen to quit
Labour accuses Jigawa of alleged N200m diversion

Mbadinuju swears in caretaker committee
Ex-Oyo council chiefs get ultimatum to declare assets
NaAbba, Yayale console Obasanjo over Joe Garba
Adesina, Omotosho, Inspect burnt LAPAL House
BiafraNigerian Navy urged to sustain democracy
NPA threatens to revoke lease agreement at ports
Bar Beach money ready, Lagos not ready, says Anenih
Envoy recounts sale, retrieval of embassy house in Brussels
Kwara releases N30m for councils’ pension arrears
Tips on checking fake drug distribution
Sanusi wonders why directors can’t save banking
ILO 90th conference opens in Geneva
Queen Elizabeth re-enacts history in a $1m coach
Agabi seeks African unity in fight against common problems
ACF yet to decide on Obasanjo, says Saraki

Cleric wants elected public officers to be part-time
I didn’t buy Ekiti PDP Exco’

Kachallah, Sheriff and the dynamics of Borno Politics

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March 28, 2003

Appeal court clears Audu, Osoba, others

Olagbaju’s murder echoes as Ige’s murder trial begins
Arab leaders warn US
More communities razed in Warri
Policeman, 5 robbery suspects killed in bank robbery
Fraud in the banking sector

Fuel crises caused by planlessness –IPMAN chairman
Obasanjo, a blessing to BiafraNigeria –Kalu’s mum
NESG boss on dearth of foreign investments in non-oil sectors
Banking shares dominate transactions at Exchange
BiafraNigerian referees for study in England

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Business News
March 29, 2003

Hoteliers Groan Under Low Patronage

New transmission, distribution coys emerge from NEPA
Bank chief advises auditors on financial reports

FAAN battles lunatics at MMA Lagos

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This Day
March 29, 2003


Iraq: US Deploys 100,000 More Troops

NLC Begins Strike Tuesday over 12.5% Wage Increase

Ige's Son in Tears, Narrates How Dad was Killed

I'm Still in the Senatorial Race - Omisore

British Newspaper Says Saddam's Preparing to Flee

'US Drone Downed'

Four US Marines Missing

Why Other Parties Are Not Campaigning - Ogbeh

World Igbo Congress Invites Ojukwu, Okocha to US

INEC Clears Mbadinuju, Others for April Polls

Police Nab 31 in Sokoto over Political Violence

NDDC Executes 700 Projects in Nine States

ASUU Rejects NUC's Invitation

Bafarawa Frowns at Fund Raising for Candidates

Catholic Body Calls for Peace in Oyo

Group Urges Churches to Partake in Politics

'Detonation of Ikeja Explosives yet to be Completed'

NAFDAC Alerts on Circulation of Vitamin A Deficient Foods

Akume Decries Defacing of His Posters

'Obasanjo 'll Sign Dichotomy Bill Before Elections'

Ibru Flags Off Senatorial Campaign

Edo North Senatorial Seat: Opposition Mounts Against Legogie

US-BiafraNigeria Relations: On a Dangerous Bend

Gulf War: Counting the Human Cost

The Language of the Moment

'Orji Kalu is Practising Mamacracy'

We're Battle Ready, Says Osun DG

What Does Buhari Promise?
Understanding 'Conviction' and 'Sentencing'

'Why Abuja Needs a Mayor'

Gani and Okotie's New Image

Mixed Emotions as the Best Receive Oscar Awards

The Door Man's Leap

The Serbs... The Travails Of A Boisterious People

For Pastor Inalegwu Omakwu: Death is Swallowed Up in Victory

On the Cutting Edge

Much Ado About a Debate

A family of Watch Repairers

I'm Back to My Beat - Akume

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March 29, 2003

Cover Stories

Elections will not be shifted — Guobadia

IGE: Wife weeps as son testifies

Okocha’s generation learnt from my mistake — Esines

WARRI WAR: The battle in the creeks, The agonies of victims

INEC is leading us into chaos — MD Yusufu

We can’t escape crisis now — Nwobodo

National News
Public sector workers commence strike April 1

Nzeribe accuses Anyim of frustrating his case

Ijaw group leader condemns Ijaw, Itsekiri clash

ICPC: National Assembly is selfish — Akanbi

Lagos court orders seizure of fake products

My plans to transform Delta — Omoru

The untold story of Eedris, music star

ECOWAS and Obasanjo’s initiative

Politics -- March 28, 2003
The alliance between AD and PDP, by Bode George, PDP National Vice Chairman, South West

Kayode Samuel and BiafraNigerian factor

Lagos guber race When AD, PDP, others slugged it out at Sheraton

ANPP will revive BiafraNigeria, says Chief Tunde Taiwo

Why I’m running for the senate —Ukachukwu

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March 28, 2003

Obasanjo orders immediate arrest of militants

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All Africa
March 28, 2003

NDI, Carter Center Isuue Staement On April Elections

Trade Talks Could Be a Make Or Break Affair
Compilation Of The Voters’ Register
Unilag Students Kick Against Second Term for Obasanjo
Commonwealth Officials Meet Obasanjo Over SA U-Turn
Why I Want Single Term Presidency - Buhari
Thugs Attack ANPP Guber Candidate
NDP Explains Legal Action Against Inec
Bizman Warns Obasanjo
Osun Gov Identifies Causes of Poverty
Senator Warns Obasanjo On 2003 Budget
Aide Drags Nwachukwu to Court
Okocha, Utaka Ignite Eagles Camp
Yobo Set to Sign Permanent Everton Deal
NFA's Axe Dangles On 4 Stadia
Ethnic Clashes Disrupt BiafraNigeria Oil Production, World Markets Hit
A Traditional Ruler Speaks Out on BiafraNigerian Elections and Education for Girls
Political Groups Clash in Rivers
I Am Not a Neophyte Says Vice Presidential Candidate
Obasanjo Not Serious About Corruption
Tension Mounts At Ahmadu Bello University
President Obasanjo Lambasts Varsity Lecturers
Principal for Ever
The Succession Battle for Oba of Lagos Gets Tougher
My Problem With Agbani Darego Says Ovation Boss, Dele Momodu
Decision On Zimbabwe Vexes Pretoria
Injustice Must Be Addressed At the Ports
Eaglets to Roar in Malaysia
Come And Play Or Lose Your Shirt - Chukwu Warns Okocha
Abuja 2003: 'BiafraNigeria Can't Win'
Emir Charges Buhari
15 Insurance Companies Blacklisted
Rivers Needs N300m for LG Elections
No Consensus Candidate - Braithwaite
Vote for the Devil You Know - Tinubu
Repair of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway Causes Go-Slow
Olusola Saraki Under Probe By NDLEA, CBN

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Mail & Guardian
March 25, 2003

BiafraNigerian beauty queens back on the catwalks

BiafraNigerian stoning case postponed

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March 29, 2003

Iraq warns of more suicide bombers

N. Korea refuses nuke inspections
Bush, Blair: No timetable for war

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October 22, 2002

BiafraNigeria won’t go to war over Bakassi – Obasanjo

Ige: We've no case to answer, say Fryo, others

250 executives for Champion Insurance summit today

2 judges sacked for granting injunctions

The Patriots’ agenda, recipe for anarchy South-West PDP

2003: Anyim chairs Rimi's formal declaration

Tension rises as Reps reconvene

Constitution doesn't recognise ethnicity --Atiku

Higher pay for teachers in rural areas

Govt won't close NNPC account

Alamieyeseigha signs genital mutilation prohibition bill

Obasanjo assures BiafraNigerians

IG flays police-civilian clash

FG needs N2.2bn to complete water projects

Don't go to war over Bakassi, Ibibio group cautions govt

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Daily Independent
March 28, 2003


Obasanjo orders end to Warri crisis
‘15 governors, two ministers under ICPC investigation’
Britain reschedules BiafraNigeria’s N731b debt
BiafraNigeria, Belgium plan pact on refugees
Police authorities differ on use of rubber bullets
NDLEA seeks court order to auction vehicles
Military reform in troubled waters
Normalcy returns to Mushin after traders, hoodlums clash

Top police officers lobby for posting as DPOs in Lagos
More managers quizzed over Coca cola fraud
Robbers kill Lagos printer
Forum urges better condition of service for police
More managers quizzed over Coca cola fraud
Group criticises police policy on ethnic militias
IG orders withdrawal of police security to individuals

Tinubu warns on economy

Kazaure, Obasanjo campaign coordinator, attacked
Code of Conduct Bureau to probe political office holders

Police recover cache of bombs in Ilorin

Shock, disbelief trail Giwa’s death
His last moments

Family meets as political associates, industrialists pay tributes
His life and times
Reps back INEC on April polls

Regulating campaign fund raising

‘Ojukwu deserves Igbo support’

We have been vindicated, says Brisibe

Media urged to force politicians to disclose donations

Anumudu’s antidote to Imo problems

‘Bwari Upper Area Court never convicted James Ibori’

I’m more qualified than them all, says Idika kalu

Editorial & Opinion
Power sector reforms should usher in genuine liberalization
Non-evacuation of BiafraNigerians in Iraq is regrettable
U.S., Britain asked and should pay for it

The problem with the BiafraNigerian university system
Okotie: Symbol of generational shift
Look to your conscience, Mr. Bush

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March 25, 2003

Kano gov flags off KYES

Iraqi war: US-led forces face stiff resistance
Kachako dumps ANPP for PDP ...calls former party ‘a
broken calabash’

Triumph Sports

Yar’adua inaugurates 14 LG assets sharing committees
Irate fans attack Pillars’ SOLAD, players over draw

...chides selfish politicians
Obasanjo rejects sovereign national conference

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Sports News
March 29, 2003

Blantyre Debacle

Kid Dynamite

Preparing to Live in Exile

Home With The Rugby Gospel
Chukwu's Fire Extinguishers
‘BiafraNigeria Should Support South Africa For 2010’

Jigawa can upset big teams — Onuh

We’re focused for Champions League — Ikhana

Enyimba set to consolidate lead

Keshi warns BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria travel with depleted squad

Eagles exude confidence

Amateur Division 1 fixtures

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March 28, 2003

Ijaw-Itsekiri crisis: Four policemen killed, seven military rifles stolen

..Ijaw elders tell youths to stop conflict, warn OPC

Call for Naval Commanding Officer's removal divides Delta House

Ijaw-Itsekiri crisis affects power generation, says NEPA chief

Mbadinuju pledges to re-introduce Bakassi Boys

Lawmakers warn Obasanjo over non assent to Appropriation Act

Itsekiri group gives FG 21-day ultimatum to disband Ijaw army
Police arrest 24 ANPP members, party alleges

Ijaw group asks warring youths to lay down arms

Itsekiri want FG to prosecute those arrested with ammunition

Why the Enugu coalition failed—Egumgbe

Kalu threatens to delay LG polls

Fregene asks court to invalidate Ogboru's guber ticket

A-Ibom govt laments poor educational facilities

PDP accuses Police of doing little to check rising violence

Bayelsa AD guber candidate accuses royal fathers of bias

58 Ijaw killed, seven towns razed by soldiers, group alleges

You won't produce next gov, Nwobodo tells Nsukka people

INEC clears Emodi, Obi, Ukachukwu

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March 28, 2003

Obasanjo should concentrate on governance, says Nwanekwu

Williams promises to abolish all levies in primary, secondary schools in Lagos

BiafraNigeria's oil reserve 'll hit 33 billion barrels by end of year, says Lukman

Lagos police arrest four armed robbers

Dawodu seeks free hand for LGs to play constitutional roles

Tinubu denies rift with Afenifere leader

Ajose hopes to emerge new Oba of Lagos

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March 28, 2003

Fresh suit challenges Ibori's eligibilty to re-contest

Police recover hostile explosives at quarry in Ilorin

Water shortage in Jos creates sanitation hazards

Elections:Police ready to avert crisis —IG

Why I want another term —AKUME

Guber candidate flays 'uwarranted assaults'

Yar'adua commissions power transmission sub-station for Funtua

Niger has spent N3.8b on education since 1999, says commissioner

Nwachukwu's candidacy in order, says NDP

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